Fred Armisen Has a Reputation

Jordan Sargent · 01/08/15 12:53PM

The fifth season of Fred Armisen's hipster sketch show Portlandia premieres tonight, and if you spend enough time reading about the comedian online, you'll be left with two impressions: First, that he's funny and charming. And second, that his charm and humor mask something of a reputation. For what exactly depends on whom you ask, but here are some adjectives that have been used to describe him over the years: "womanizer," "sociopath," "traumatizing," and, from Armisen himself, "terrible."

Angelina Jolie Laughs Like This: 'Uh-huh-huh-heh-heh-heh'

Maureen O'Connor · 11/12/10 11:07AM

The most beautiful woman in the world has the ugliest laugh. Justin Bieber sprains his knee. Lindsay Lohan forgoes painkillers. Katy Perry's married life is like "a sitcom." Friday gossip needs a better laugh track.

Mad Men: Remember This Place?

Matt Toder · 10/18/10 02:00AM

Tonight, Season 4 of Mad Men came to a close and instead of ending with the pain and misery that was hinted at nearly every week, we got something rather different, something kinda close to happy. What's going on?

Births, Deaths, and Marriages

Richard Lawson · 01/23/09 04:04PM

Everything in life can be divided up into those three categories, essentially. This week we have a new Grubman baby, possible deaths of institutions, and the beginnings and endings of marriage.

Lizzie's New Baby, Tom's New Image

cityfile · 01/23/09 06:51AM

Lizzie Grubman gave birth to another son yesterday. Little Jack arrived ahead of schedule, though, which must be wreaking havoc on Lizzie's weekend plans. [P6]
• Larry King lost "more than $1 million" to Bernie Madoff. And some sources say Madoff is now contending with some "serious" health issues. [P6]
• Tom Cruise is undergoing an image makeover so he can win back female fans. This will reportedly prohibit him from wearing sunglasses on the red carpet, getting grabby with Katie Holmes, or lecturing TV hosts on psychiatric medications. [Star]

Fish-Free Jeremy Piven Confronts Elisabeth Moss, Press

Kyle Buchanan · 01/12/09 03:00PM

Jeremy Piven faced quite the gauntlet at last night's Globes: a press pack hungry to douse him in soy sauce and eat him alive, plus his aggrieved former Broadway costar, Elisabeth Moss.


cityfile · 11/07/08 10:12AM

Mary-Kate Olsen smoking during lunch with boyfriend Nate Lowman ... Jeremy Piven hailing a cab outside Balthazar ... Robin Williams leaving his hotel ... Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss crossing the street with a Starbucks cup in hand ... Brad Pitt getting in an SUV outside the Michael Kors boutique on Prince Street and later stopping off at Mercer Kitchen ... Kim Raver, Brooke Shields, and Lindsay Price filming scenes for Lipstick Jungle ... Katie Holmes walking to a yoga class and later carrying Suri into their East Village apartment building ... and Ed Westwick walking on the Upper East Side.